Crusoe's Beach

Enjoy a day in a world all your own on Crusoe's Beach, a secluded haven on the Navy Island Beaches off Jamaica. Here no one will bother you as you take over your own private beach and take in the serene effects of relaxing in ultimate isolation on this beautiful Caribbean beach.

Situated in the western outskirts of Port Antonio, Crusoe's Beach is on the East coast of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. While Jamaica has beaches that are more secluded than Crusoe's Beach, it has the right combination of charm and personality to appeal to couples and families alike.

How to Access The Beach
Crusoe's Beach is accessible only by boat.

Amenities and Ambiance

Crusoe's Beach features white sand and bright aquamarine waters, with thick greenery lining the edge of the beach.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. On some days, it may be possible to order some food from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration. At Crusoe's Beach, you are the only human present most of the time. The extreme isolation of the beach make it a prime spot for gaining a complete sun tan or just enjoying Jamaica's wonderful exclusion.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Set on Jamaica's East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Portland Art Gallery, which is only a short distance away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

History-focused attractions such as Christ Church are a great compliment to the natural beauty of Crusoe's Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Jamaica, without having to stray too far from the beach. In fact, this shore will be found one and a quarter miles to the southeast of this interesting historical site.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Crusoe's Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Portland Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.6 mi. SE Jamaica
Christ Church Historical Site 1.3 mi. SE Jamaica
Folly Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.6 mi. E Jamaica
Folly Ruins Historical Site 1.7 mi. E Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Crusoe's Beach is close to Port Antonio, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The nearby town of Port Antonio is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the beach, Port Antonio is just up the road, roughly a mile (a kilometer and a half).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may encounter guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Although you won't find many hotels close-by, the ones found closest to the shore are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Crusoe's Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
San San Tropez 0.3 mi. S Hotel
Demontevin Lodge Hotel 1.1 mi. ESE Hotel
Mango Ridge Guest Cottages 1.4 mi. SE Cottages
Hotel Tim Bamboo 1.7 mi. ESE Hotel

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Crusoe's Beach; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest places to eat is Dickie's Best Kept Secret. The restaurant serves delicious Jamaican food. Many guests rave about their comfort food. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Crusoe's Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Dickie's Best Kept Secret (876) 809-6276 Jamaican Very Casual 0.2 mi. NW
San San Tropez (876) 993-7213 International, Italian Very Casual 0.3 mi. S
Marybelle's Pub on the Pier (876) 413-9731 Jamaican Very Casual 1.0 mi. ESE
Brisc Sports Bar and Grill -- Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Chicken Place Restaurant & Catering Servs The (876) 993-4984 -- -- -- --
D-Tech Computers Internet Cafe (876) 715-4601 -- -- -- --
Green Palm Restaurant (876) 715-4482 -- -- -- --
Juici Patties Port Antonio -- Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Rusalka Restaurant (876) 715-5756 -- -- -- --
Yosch Cafe -- International Very Casual 1.1 mi. SE
Dekal Internet Cafe & Bistro (876) 297-7566 International Very Casual 1.2 mi. SE
Shadows (876) 933-3823 Eclectic Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many beaches, and Crusoe's Beach is just one option.

Another location you might enjoy is Navy Island, a popular beach beloved by tourists. It is located less than a mile to the east. Navy Island's beaches, a short boat ride away from Port Antonio, are closed to the public temporarily. Yet, this beach is a great haven for visitors who wish the remain somewhat secluded yet have convenient amenities at hand for added comfort. The boat shuttle runs all night and day, beautiful beaches and prime snorkeling line the shores, and a few restaurants and hotels are available for guests of the island. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Blue Lagoon is a beach which doesn't see as many crowds. It is located only a short distance away.

You might also want to visit Errol Flynn Marina Beach, located a mile to the east-southeast.

Crusoe's Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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